Bail refused for County Tyrone woman facing explosives charges


A Dromore woman facing charges of possessing explosives under suspicious circumstances and possessing articles for use in terrorism has had an application for bail refused.

Nuala Gormley, 37, of Morgan Park, Dromore, Co. Tyrone was arrested in the Drum Road area of Cookstown on August 6 after her car was stopped and searched by police, and a number of articles recovered.

A defence solicitor for Ms Gormley put forward a bail application at East Tyrone Magistrates stating a delay in the case as the change of circumstances for bail.

An officer updated the court on the timescale for the outstanding forensic evidence and assured the court they would be completed by the end of January 2014.

He told the court there had been a delay in some of the forensic analysis .

Ms Gormley’s solicitor argued that previous assurances on dates for forensic reports in November had not been met and the delay had not been fully explained.

District Judge John Meehan refused bail telling the court ‘he was not prepared to reopen the issue of bail’ for Ms Gormley. The case was adjourned to 8th January 2014.